By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
January 28, 2021-There are two levels to the State Cup in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) for both boys and girls.
The State Open Cup, part of the National Championship Series, is open to any registered team in the state as the name implies but is primarily for top-tier teams in Eastern New York. The age groups are Under-12 to Under-19 and it's a single-elimination tournament.
The Challenge Cup is also a single-elimination tournament. For Under-10 and Under-11, it’s open to any team as there is not a State Open Cup in these age groups. For Under-12 to Under-16, it’s open to mid- and lower-tier travel teams who would not be competitive in the State Open Cup. There are two flights of competition, Platinum and Gold, promoting a fair and competitive game environment.
All the games in the State Open Cup and Challenge Cup will be played in the spring. Championship Weekend for both competitions is on June 5 and 6, 2021. The State Open Cup champs that weekend will advance to the Regionals on June 25 to July 1 in Hammonton, New Jersey as the State Open Cup is the pathway to Nationals.
To register for the State Open Cup for the Under-12 to Under-18 age groups, click here.
To register for the State Open Cup for Under-19 and Under-20, click here.
To register for the Challenge Cup, log on here.
For more information, please contact the Eastern New York office at 516-766-0849.
With approximately 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. For more information, please log on to https://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.